Not sure what to do with all those courgettes, why not try this unusual recipe:
Chocolate Courgette Cake
Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 45 mins
120g butter (softened)
125ml sunflower oil
100g caster sugar
200g soft brown sugar
3 eggs, beaten
350g plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
4 tbsp cocoa
450g courgettes, peeled and grated finely
1 tsp vanilla
This recipe is a great way of getting children to eat more vegetables and has been a regular feature on the lunch menu at Landscove Primary School and the children seem to love it.
1. Line a 20 x 35cm baking tray with baking paper and set the oven to 190ºC/350ºF.
2. Mix the butter, oil and both sugars together until light and fluffy. Gradually add the eggs, one at a time and then the milk until mixed thoroughly.
3. Sift the dry ingredients together and fold into the mixture. Stir in grated and peeled courgettes, vanilla and spoon into tin. Bake for 35 -45 minutes.
Cut into squares whilst still warm. Jane Baxter